Career and Professional Development Center

  • IUP Career Expo

  • The Career and Professional Development Center offers a vast array of services for career-oriented students and graduates. Our goal is to help students to become more confident in their professional development and networking abilities so they can make informed decisions about graduate schools and career opportunities.

  • Graduates throwing caps in the air

    Have you wondered what you can do with a degree in Philosophy? How about one in Physics or Safety Sciences? The What You Can Do With Your Degree pages feature comments from recent IUP graduates and suggestions for which professions work best with which degree. Check it out!

    Check out our Career and Professional Development Center Blog.

    Request a Career-Oriented Workshop

    Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

    Spring Career Fair 2017

    • Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

    For Students

    The IUP Spring 2017 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in criminology, summer employment, government, and public service. The fair is open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship employment. 

    Employers (Registration Link)

    The IUP Career and Professional Development Center invites your organization to participate in the Spring 2017 Career Fair! The IUP Spring 2016 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in criminology, summer employment, government, and public service. The fair is open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship employment. 

    Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair, Presented by WestPACS 

    • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    • Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA 

    Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC) 

    Candidate Registration Now Open

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 
    • Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA

    Please note: Any posting by companies where the student must give “parties” or do in-home demonstrations, provided that the products are generally tasteful household or personal care/fashion related products, will be approved for job postings, but with no access given to resumes. Distasteful (i.e., might reflect negatively on IUP or department stakeholders) services/products will not be approved for posting or registering for career fairs. 


  • Drop-In HoursResume Reviews and Career Information

    If you need to have your résumé reviewed, but don’t have the opportunity to stop by our office, you can send it to resume-review@iup.edu. Your résumé will be reviewed by one of our career coaches within two business days, and then you will receive feedback.

    Drop-in Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters

    The Career and Professional Development Center hosts drop-in hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Pratt 302 during the fall and spring semesters. Trained career coaches will be available for résumé reviews and quick questions.

    Drop-in hours begin two weeks after the semester has started and end the last week of classes before finals.